Creating industry-specific infographics (eg, 3d printing)

September 7, 2018
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I usually create very technical graphs, that just focus on conveying the information in a concise and straightforward manner (no wasted colors, and nothing to distract you from the data). But sometimes, depending on your audience and the purpose of the...
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New edition of the Cody classic: Learning SAS® by Example

September 6, 2018
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Find out about the new edition of Ron Cody's latest best selling book. The post New edition of the Cody classic: Learning SAS® by Example appeared first on SAS Learning Post.
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The continued fraction representation of a rational number

September 6, 2018
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The continued fraction representation of a rational number

Continued fractions show up in surprising places. They are used in the numerical approximations of certain functions, including the evaluation of the normal cumulative distribution function (normal CDF) for large values of x (El-bolkiny, 1995, p. 75-77) and in approximating the Lambert W function, which has applications in the modeling

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How much land does the government own in each US state?

September 5, 2018
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Many of the most beautiful areas in the US are owned by the government, to preserve them and allow access for everyone to enjoy them. And most US schools are traditionally closed during the summer, which provides families a great opportunity to go visi...
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Speeding Up Your Analytics with Machine Learning (Part 1)

September 4, 2018
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Hybrid computers that marry CPUs and devices like GPUs and FPGAs are the fastest computers, but they are hard to program. This post explains how deep learning (DL) greatly simplifies programming hybrid computers. The post Speeding Up Your Analytics wit...
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Store vectors of different lengths in a matrix

September 4, 2018
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Store vectors of different lengths in a matrix

In the SAS/IML language, you can only concatenate vectors that have conforming dimensions. For example, to horizontally concatenate two vectors X and Y, the symbols X and Y must have the same number of rows. If not, the statement Z = X || Y will produce an error: ERROR: Matrices

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WUSS 2018

August 30, 2018
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WUSS 2018

The Western Users of SAS Software 2018 conference is coming to Sacramento, CA, September 5-7.  I have been to a lot of SAS conferences, but WUSS is always my favorite because it is big enough for me to learn a lot, but small enough to be really friendly. On Wednesday afternoon, I will once...
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Which keyboard keys do you use most frequently?

August 30, 2018
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If you're good at games like Wheel of Fortune, Scrabble, or Words with Friends, you've probably figured out that certain letters appear more often than others. But do you have a cool way to figure out which letters appear most & least frequently? H...
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Kernel regression in SAS

August 29, 2018
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Kernel regression in SAS

A SAS programmer recently asked me how to compute a kernel regression in SAS. He had read my blog posts "What is loess regression" and "Loess regression in SAS/IML" and was trying to implement a kernel regression in SAS/IML as part of a larger analysis. This article explains how to

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